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This is on Friday...sorry for the delay :D. So I'm just driving up the street....actually going the speed limit (20 mph) :D and out of nowhere this girl pulls out into the street at a 90 degree angle to the flow of traffic, crosses over from my left and hits me, pushing me into the curb. So to picture this, her right front hit my left front. She was driving a white VW Jetta and said she was making a U-Turn :rolleyes:...pulled into a little widened area on her side of the street, waited for a bus to pass, then wheeled around as fast as she could...and boom.

The damage? (All relations to direction are from looking at the back of the car) Front bumper is toast...ripped a hole the size of a basketball in it...crushed the left front panel...crushed the CAI underneath it (the bypass valve crumpled like a piece of cardboard)...crushed the front left headlight housing...ripped the underbody covering under the bumper out. No chassy damage, or bent pieces that I can tell.

Her car...ripped her bumper completely off, hood damage, her grille was laying on the ground....right front light crushed...side damage, some right front suspension damage.

And this is all from not looking before pulling an illegal U-Turn :rolleyes:. If you're gonna break the law do it safely.

So why am I not crying over this? Well, after getting my car back from the body shop two days before for getting the hood painted for free because the service dept scratched it...I was asking about getting my front bumper repaired (it was backed into). the original estimate of $300 ballooned to $650...to which I politely said "yeah fucking right". So I decided not to do that work, and drove home...trying to figure out how in the world I was going to fix that bumper...well, problem solved. New front bumper.

Second, a pothole had seriously destroyed my right front rim...to get it fixed was $200...now it's free.

Third, I was stupid enough not to wrap my CAI in Saran-wrap before installing it, so it was midly scratched. New CAI.

So I guess all in all it worked out. I'll have pictures tomorrow for you guys, now let's hear your thoughts :).

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SoundSpeed said:
Hey, nice job in ramming into that bitch so that it looks like it was her fault and you get all your repair work done for free. :bigok:
:stupid: :bigok: :thumbsup:

What he said. :D
 

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SoundSpeed:
Amen brotha :) I wish I was good enough to orchestrate something like that! I'd never have to worry about car repaints...

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repost: Austin knows, ME TOO!!! =(

Austin knows..... me TOO...=(
Well this happened last night, after Austin and I put in my Eibach Pro-Kit.. btw, the drop looked great. We spent 6 hours with no power tools.. and got the suckers on.. the ride felt very good.. as far as i can remember.. (i only got to drive for like 5 minutes)

After austin went home, I went for a ride with two of my friends. We go down lamar,.. and the roads were slick..

all of a sudden i make a turn..and my car starts to fishtail..and i regain control... but i had already hit the small median inbetween.. so my car swings 180 and i'm on the other side..with the passenger side hitting a bunch of water filled drums.


yeah... not good. not good at all. 3 of my airbags went off... .. the front and the passenger's front/side. luckily, my passengers and I were uninjured.

God i swear i'm going to have to be more careful the next time i hit the roads..

in anycase.. myc ar is likely next to austin's at david mcdavid acura.. wish the both of us austinites in getting our cars back in good condition and as soon as possible.

thanks,
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Re: repost: Austin knows, ME TOO!!! =(

Jyang411 said:
Austin knows..... me TOO...=(
Well this happened last night, after Austin and I put in my Eibach Pro-Kit.. btw, the drop looked great. We spent 6 hours with no power tools.. and got the suckers on.. the ride felt very good.. as far as i can remember.. (i only got to drive for like 5 minutes)

After austin went home, I went for a ride with two of my friends. We go down lamar,.. and the roads were slick..

all of a sudden i make a turn..and my car starts to fishtail..and i regain control... but i had already hit the small median inbetween.. so my car swings 180 and i'm on the other side..with the passenger side hitting a bunch of water filled drums.


yeah... not good. not good at all. 3 of my airbags went off... .. the front and the passenger's front/side. luckily, my passengers and I were uninjured.

God i swear i'm going to have to be more careful the next time i hit the roads..

in anycase.. myc ar is likely next to austin's at david mcdavid acura.. wish the both of us austinites in getting our cars back in good condition and as soon as possible.

thanks,
Jyang411
oh man, sorry to hear all that...... that's really bad....... hope your car will be fixed soon..... :(
 

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BlackShadow said:
Damn, I gotta stay away from Texas drivers.:D

BTW, I'm glad both of you are ok and hope for a speedy recovery for both of your rides.
Hell yeah stay away from tX drivers!:p They overpopulate our CO roads now, you should see how funny it is when we get 3 inches of snow they simply freak out....:bigok:
 

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evolaerok:
You're right...don't come down here...you'd probably melt in our average day heat ya damn snow bastard :D

BlackShadow:
Hey hey now! My wreck wasn't my fault. For that matter, his wreck wasn't his either, there was a nice thin slick of mud all over the area of the road he slid on :). I couldn't even stand up straight on it. I just need to take Jason autocrossing a bit! Get more used to how to brake on turns etc etc etc. Hell I could use a little brushing up too.

And thanks everyone, for all the support...hopefully Jason and I will be back and running shortly :D

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Think blond haired pit-bull. :D

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I think one might want to consider that if it wasn't for us Texas drivers over-populating CO. the standard of living would be even less than it is now. Something about tourist dollars.:dunno:
 

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Check my post above :).

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i saw her...she was... BUTT...

anyhow... ya'll wanna see some pics of the spring install that austin and I did? i'll show ya'll... look ma! no power tools!

but you're going to have to put the "hurt" on 'em... 'cause it ain't easy.. ask austin if u don't understand.

-jason;)
 

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fahoumh:
Those are the best stories aren't they? :)

jyang411:
Heh heh heh yeah man...I put the serious hurt on those stupid springs...and hey...ya know you have a bright side too...if you had ANY scratches on your car...you won't anymore! :)

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